Bachelor of Science in Finance, Indiana University, South Bend, 1972. Master of Business Administration, Indiana University, South Bend, 1979.
Systems engineer, Electronic Data Systems, Dallas, 1974-1979; regional sales manager, Display Data Corporation, Chicago, 1979-1981; president, On-Line Data, South Bend, 1980-1982; national sales manager, regional vice president, Convergent Dealership Systems, Atlanta, 1982-1989; v.p operations, Assix International, Inc., Tampa, Florida, 1989-1991; president, Van Ooteghem & Associations, Inc., Tampa, since 1991. Graduate assistant Dale Carnegie Course, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1977.
Captain United States Marine Corps, 1972-1974.
Married Carolyn Lea Schwartz, December 21, 1971. Children: Grant, Patrick, Trent.